Can insect bites lead to long term skin conditions?

Can insect bites lead to long term skin conditions?

About six months ago I was exercising in the park and experienced lots of nat bites all over my calves. Six months have passed and the bites continue to itch. My skin has started to scar from th constant scratching. The doctors gave me a steroid cream which I applied and it helped bring down the bites but didn't reduce the itch and what I then found was the hair in the areas I put the cream on the hair grew back really course so I stopped using the cream. Months have passed and my go is unable to diagnose the problem. What's worse though is I'm starting to now have itchy arms and spots have appeared on the top of my arms and thighs. Why is my body reacting like this and what can i do? Feel desperate and the itch is driving me insane!

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  • Hi Darling1,

    Occasionally, insect bites can lead to long-term skin conditions, but it doesn't happen most of the time.

    You could try anti-histamine tablets to reduce the itching. This might help to stop the itch-scratch cycle.

    As your skin condition has continued to persist, you probably need to be seen by a dermatologist.


  • I am wondering if the bites have led to an infection developing as that might explain both the itching and the appearance of spots at other places. My suggestion would be like Shell567, go back to your GP and ask to be referred to a dermatologist

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